We are very thankful for the continued support and help of volunteers and businesses that contribute their time, equipment, and energy every year. It takes a lot of people to make the youth shows, exhibits, and livestock sale happen.
Every show participant (and their family helpers) deserves a huge thank you for all the hard work you did to help set up, tear down, and clean up and prepare your project for exhibit. Everyone did a great job.
Thank you to all the same members and parents who helped, guided, transported, and recruited for the Sale Promotion Day.
Thank you to Valli Funk for taking Dog Show and Horse Show pictures.
Thank you Jesse Steele for leading and managing the 4-H Dog Obedience Project. Thank you Michelle Arnett for not only being the superintendent but making the dog show happen along with Jesse; and recruiting Jack Diani to be the volunteer judge.
A big thank you for the General Project judges. These judges are not paid and give up their morning and more to judge projects: Walt Cranor, Cara Faulds, Mary Lu Harnish, Christine Harrison, Judy Jackman, Alisha Jackson, Larry Martin, Meghan Matuszczak, Kirstie Pike, Doug Spann, Rhonda Wenum, and Dan Zandra.
Thank you Tyler Haus for being a great Auctioneer for the General Project Revue and Sale.
Thank you to Kari Oulton for being a great project leader and sponsor for the Rabbit and Poultry Show.
Thank you to the Fairgrounds staff, Melody Roper, Russell Chinery, Rudy Faulds, Stan Faulds, and Sara Peters. They do a lot to set up, take down, clean up and take care of things during the week (and before and after). Thanks to Gunnison County, Marlene Crosby and Blane Mazzuca for releasing help and equipment. They provide the truck, trailer, and drivers for the livestock champion parade float. Thank you Walt Cranor and for your loader help.
Thank you Cattlemen’s Days Royalty: Hannah Wenum, Taylor Barnes, and Lily Redden.
Thank you to the Gunnison Country Times for featuring 4-H members and running results.
The Horse Show went smoothly. Thank you to Annette Fry, Ann Mae Guerrieri, Pam French, Debbie Setzer, Brenda Wiseman, Jill Grasnick, and Lisa Lyons for recording and timing. Thanks to Carol Townsend for being a great ring steward and thank you Hannah Cranor for doing whatever was needed. Thank you Peggy Dobie for announcing. Thank you to Joe Dixon for helping with the sound system. Thanks to Daryl Davis and Brett Redden we had working cow horse and goat tying classes.
Thanks to US Tractor and Harvest for loaning the tractor to move and load sawdust.
Round Robin Showmanship happens with the help of many animal holders, helpers, and judges. Thank you Sandy Guerrieri, Hannah Cranor, Shelly Jacobucci, Holly Mask, Patricia Patton, and Rhonda
Schultheis. Thank you to all the animal holders!
Thank you also to all our ring stewards: Tara Hamilton and Hannah Cranor
Thank You to all the Livestock Sale help: John Malensek, Dale Irby, and Phil
Chamberland for being bid takers; Shelly Jacobucci for announcing; Cody Downare for auctioneering. We have much appreciation for Ed Howard, CPA and Glen George family for handling the huge task of clerking the livestock sale. Thank you to Rhonda Schultheis and Kathy McAllister for helping clerk and Cara Faulds for helping with new buyer numbers. A big thanks to Dally Hanson, Taylor Barnes, and Tara Hamilton for running after buyers all afternoon.
Thank you to F-Bar Catering and John and Jan Guerrierri for their support of the livestock buyers and sale. Gunnison Ranch Land Conservation Legacy, American Ag Credit, Homestead Meats, and Atmos Energy also sponsored the Livestock Sale.
Thank you Brett Redden and the Cattlemen’s Days Committee for their support of 4-H exhibitors. Brett also donates his time and expenses to judge the beef carcasses.
The members of the Livestock Committee, Horse Committee, and General Project Committee deserve a huge thank you for all their time and work during the week and weeks and months before for Gunnison County Youth. The week would not happen without you.
General Projects Committee: Kathalene Dixon, Linette Lindahl, Stephanie Shrieves, Carolyn Taramarcaz, Clara Cranor and Tabitha Lindahl.
Horse Committee: Daryl Davis, Emma Griffin, Wendy Hanson, Sue Mundell, Neely Raska, Donner Tevis, Carol Townsend, and Dally Hanson.
Livestock Committee: Steve Hamilton, Tim Lehmann, Scott Nordberg, Randy Pool, Don Sabrowski, Megan Spann, Chuck Vader, Rhonda Wenum, Ernie Young, Tyler Haus and Calvin Sabrowski.